‘Out-of-work’ MLAs ‘can’t justify travel expenses’

FERMANAGH’S MLAs must show exactly what they are doing to help the county and exactly what value local people are getting for the money they are paying them. That’s the view of former Stormont official and local debt advisor Kevin Lawrenson, who said people had been outraged by news the five Fermanagh South Tyrone MLAs […]


£17 million spent on Locum staff

Over £17 million was spent on agency and locum doctors across hospitals and community services in 2017/18 as dependency on locums increases. The Western Trust spent £17.3m to fill vacancies in the health service due to the Trust’s ‘challenges recruiting medical staff due to its geographical location.’ Locums are doctors and medical staff who provide […]

Councillors rack up £74k travel bill

LOCAL councillors claimed over £74,000 in expenses in the last financial year travelling to conferences and meetings, it has been revealed. Figures on Members Allowances for 2016-2017 were published this week by the local authority and reveal the sums paid to the 40 sitting councillors. For the year ending on 31st March 2017, Fermanagh and […]